Jobs: Program Manager, Comms Coordinator, HURIDOCS (remote)

HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International) is deeply rooted in the human rights movement, with decades of field experience and a high level of expertise in using information and technology. We are a global group of human rights researchers, documentation experts, information security specialists and software developers out to empower defenders to act strategically on human rights information.

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HURIDOCS welcomes diversity and does not discriminate on any basis, including age, gender identity, nationality or sexual orientation. Our team consists of parents and non-parents, self-taught and degree-educated. We seek to build a culture that allows everyone to fully bring themselves to the organisation. We value honest exchanges and respect each other for who they are.

Vacancies

Project Manager

HURIDOCS is seeking an experienced Project Manager with focus on projects in Africa and Asia. The Project Manager will ensure the successful delivery of information management systems and reliable advice to our organisational partners who are working on human rights investigations and documentation.

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Communications Coordinator

HURIDOCS is seeking a Communications Coordinator who is passionate about human rights, curious about technology and excited to connect HURIDOCS with the world.

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ICCROM Paid Internship

Job Opportunity: ICCROM Paid Internship

Young Professional to support Africa Programme “Changing the Face of Heritage and Conservation in Africa” (Paid internship)

Date and duration: as soon as May 2019, and until 31 December 2019 (6-8 months)

The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) is an intergovernmental agency which receives its funding from 136 Member States as well as private foundations, corporations and individuals. ICCROM deals with cultural heritage conservation issues, including World Heritage, disaster risk management, sustainable development, and integrated approaches to conservation of cultural and natural heritage. ICCROM usesits unparalleled global network in training and other technical cooperation programmes worldwide.

Over the past 30 years, ICCROM has designed and implemented pioneering programmes for heritage conservation for museums and sites in Africa. ICCROM Strategy 2018-2023 sets ambitious targets for further expanding ICCROM’s role in Africa through training, research and policy formulation. This will entail implementation and delivery of practical conservation training and technical cooperation projects in partnerships with African institutions, UNESCO and others.

In the context of these specific goals, ICCROM offers an internship for the Africa Programme who will assist the program manager in the development of fresh approaches, bringing innovation to ICCROM’s involvement in the conservation of the heritage in Africa. The critical area for focus is how conservation of African cultural heritage can incorporate ideas emerging from the UN (Agenda 2030) and the African Union (Agenda 2063 “The Africa we want”). The program will focus on the current trends- in particular, economic growth, employment opportunities and social cohesion

The intern will bring the youth perspective and relevant skills in supporting successful strategy design and planning, and will also possess a good understanding of cultural heritage issues in Africa. S/he will be a creative collaborator in the design of the strategy and high-impact projects and initiatives.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the authority and the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Africa Programme Intern will contribute to designing the new ICCROM strategy for Africa, ensuring alignment of the strategy with the various programme and partnership development efforts. S/He will also assist spearhead innovative initiatives to deepen public and private donor engagement and leverage existing and new resources for maximum impact in Africa.

More specifically, the Africa Programme Intern will:

  • Undertake background research and collection of baseline data relevant to the various activities proposed
  • Assist with liaison with implementation partners to produce the final detailed concept notes for the proposed activities
  • Assist closely resource mobilization and fundraising matters, preparing donor’s profiles, following up on contact established by the Director General and the Resource Mobilization officer, preparing the information requested by donors and any other tasks aimed at achieving programme-specific fundraising goals;
  • Assist in drafting presentation materials on the Programme for ICCROM delivery at key events, meetings and other external fora;
  • Ensure that all writing produced is technically and intellectually sound, clear and objective in accordance with high standards of quality and in line with the Organization’s mandate and vision;
  • Perform other tasks as required.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

  • Be a national of an African Member-State of ICCROM
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in any field relevant to the mission and work of ICCROM
  • Technical experience  and demonstrated research and writing skills
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal, preferred also with fluency in French
  • Be under the age of 35 by the closing of the application period
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities

Please send your application consisting of a brief statement (explaining your vision, skills and relevance for this project) and a resume to africa@iccrom.org

Data Journalism resources

General global resource 🙂

Maybe you’ve already heard us at the European Journalism Centre talk about it. But now it’s real. After 10 years of supporting journalists in learning data skills, we’re proud to present our brand new space: DataJournalism.com!

DataJournalism.com is a training centre, a community, and an industry-focused publication. It brings together the Data Journalism Handbooks and our video courses, as well as cool new areas for community discussion and Long Reads written by the field’s top experts. The project is supported by the Google News Initiative.

It’s free to join, and all members receive a goodie bag full with promotions and discounts. This bag includes access to security app 1Password, scraping made easier with DIFFBOT, email providers ProtonMail & FastMail, off-shore hosting on FLOKINET, mind mapping tool MindMeister, beautiful charts with Piktochart, surveys on Survs, web hosting with SiteGround, and writing with ProWritingAid.

Webinar: Access to Justice for the Right to Housing, Namati, Tuesday 23 April 5pm

Tue, Apr 23, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EAT (Kenya time)
Free webinar

An estimated 1.8 billion people lack adequate housing. Homelessness and forced evictions are on the rise in virtually every country, while sanitation and access to basic services remain dire. 

In her recent report, Leilani Farha, the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, recognized that “the global housing crisis is rooted in a crisis in access to justice because without access to justice, housing is not properly recognized, understood or addressed as a human right.”

On April 23, join us for a webinar led by Ms. Farha and a group of grassroots activists to discuss findings from the report, how it can be used as a tool to advocate for policy change, and why “access to justice for the right to housing is inseparable from the right itself.”

During this webinar, we will discuss the main conclusions of the report and how it can help as a tool to advocate for policy changes and improved access to justice. A group of grassroots organizations from the global south will provide feedback on the report, reflecting on experiences from their own contexts in promoting access to justice for informal settlement and disadvantaged urban communities.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7087870164834075916

Grassroots groups, including Justice & Empowerment Initiatives (Nigeria), Katiba Institute (Kenya), and Civil Association for Equality and Justice (Argentina) have been at the forefront of pressing for housing justice. This webinar, organized together with International Development Research Centre, Canada, will provide space for these frontline practitioners to reflect on their experiences and catalogue the challenges and successes they’ve faced. 

Participants will explore strategies for promoting the right to housing and a broader set of social and economic rights in informal settlements — including how to foster and strengthen the voice of residents in housing rights advocacy, how to navigate collaborations and confrontations with local governments, and innovative legal empowerment approaches to unlocking the poverty penalty that batters already vulnerable groups. 

Job: Africa Communications and Media Manager, MercyCorps

Closing date: 07 Mar 2019

https://reliefweb.int/job/2978738/africa-communications-and-media-manager-kenya

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. [More info below.]

Program / Department Summary

The Media Relations team is a small but dynamic group of professionals dedicated to getting the word out about Mercy Corps’ outstanding work to help people around the world survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good. The team strives to raise Mercy Corps’ public profile by working with international press and supports the agency’s fundraising and advocacy efforts.

General Position Summary

The Communication and Media Manager supports the global Media Relations team and Africa regional leadership team in articulating programmatic impact in our communities to advance profile-raising, advocacy and fundraising goals. S/he will actively enhance and grow Mercy Corps media network in Africa and elevate our reputation as a reference point for an informed and meaningful voice on key issues in the region. S/he will work on improving internal communications within the region to further accent achievements of the greater team. The Communication and Media Manager reports to the Communications Director and works in close partnership with the Regional Team and Country Directors.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Strategy & Vision

  • In coordination with the Regional Team and the Global Media Relations team, develop and implement Africa communications and media engagement in line with the global Mercy Corps communications strategy.
  • Contribute to the analysis of topics and events relevant to Mercy Corps’ work in Africa.
  • Serve as the primary point person for all queries related to the Mercy Corps brand in the Africa and work in close collaboration with the Global Brand team to ensure brand efforts are in line with the wider global brand strategy.

Media and Communications Management

  • Serve as a point person for media queries for Mercy Corps Africa in coordination with the assigned Global Media Leads on various issues and serve as a spokesperson when required.
  • Identify media trends that could constitute an opportunity or a threat for Mercy Corps.
  • Develop and implement media outreach plans; coordinate with fundraisers, brand marketing and web content experts to align storytelling and maximize value of outreach.
  • Deploy to countries across the continent when needed to research stories, conduct media outreach, and gather stories, photo and video content.
  • Attend internal and external communication and media meetings and events.
  • Strengthen and expand Mercy Corps’ network of Africa contacts in traditional and social media domains, in coordination with global efforts.
  • Initiate and/or support the production of communication and media materials for Africa, including talking points, news releases, contributed pieces and fact sheets.
  • Actively work with Country Directors and teams on content gathering based on data analysis and learning generated from programs.
  • Support Country Directors and teams in content review for public outreach material.
  • Support the global team in content and information gathering for multiple purposes, including media engagement, advocacy and fundraising.
  • Serve as an active member of any regional crisis and response planning and action.
  • Assist global communications team with other duties (backfill) as needed.

Team Management

  • Assist country-level communications members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
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Call to Francophone African researchers & writers with women’s rights / feminist perspective, WoMin

WoMin, launched in October 2013, is an African women and extractives alliance, which works alongside movements, popular organisations and NGOs to evidence the impacts of extractives (mining, oil and gas extraction and related large scale infrastructure) on women; build women’s movements to challenge destructive extractivism; and propose development alternatives that respond to the needs of the majority of African women. WoMin has galvanized a powerful alliance bridging 11 countries across Africa. Four of these are Francophone: Madagascar, the DRC, Burkina Faso, and Senegal.

We are looking to expand our work in Francophone West Africa in the next eighteen months. WoMin undertakes research in partnership with allies in country. Our research addresses a range of themes – the right to give or withhold consent for large scale development projects; extractivism militarization and violence against women; and energy and climate change.

With this email we issue a wide call to Francophone African researchers and writers, who carry a women’s rights or feminist perspective, to express your interest in working with WoMin and its allies. We regularly contract for research at the national, sub-regional and regional level and are in great need of researchers who share our interests and our analysis. We realise that our areas of focus are quite unusual for women’s rights/feminist activists and so we are open to receiving EOIs from researchers who work in related areas or have a specific interest in building knowledge in our field.

Applicants would need to be fluent in both French and English.

Please note that WoMin does not work to advance women’s employment or interests in large scale mining. We work with women impacted by large mines who suffer land grabs, air and water pollution, destroyed livelihoods and increased violence. We are starting to explore the question of artisanal mining in which women are significantly represented.

Please share your CV and a brief indication of why you would like to undertake research for the WoMin alliance. Your emails should be directed to Georgine Kengne georgine.kengne@womin.org.za, copied to Samantha Hargreaves Samantha.hargreaves@womin.org.za.

Our deadline is close of day Monday 4 February 2019.

French and English links:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5NIMONMAfc2WC1RU2R3eFFfMk92ZndiaUNBMWgxb3l3UHVJ

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5NIMONMAfc2Y3hPNjlabFBsVTU5MW5NQlRiZk9ldWM5SW5z

Remote job: part-time communications, The Engine Room

Global team looking for part-time communications support

  • Role: Part-time Remote Communications Assistant
  • Start date: Immediately
  • Deadline: 28 Jan
  • Size of contract: 2 – 3 days per week

https://the-engine-room.breezy.hr/p/b020e54063a501-part-time-remote-communications-assistant

About Us

The Engine Room is a nonprofit organisation with staff around the world who support civil society in their strategic use of data and technology.

We are looking for a self-motivated contractor to provide part-time support (approx 16-24 hrs/week) to our communications team.

The Engine Room is a global team and we actively seek diverse perspectives, experiences and voices in all areas of our team and in our work. Our organisation prioritizes empathy, respect, humility, flexibility, fun and a healthy work-life balance. We highly encourage individuals from all areas of the world, backgrounds, experiences and identities to apply. We are entirely remote which means we don’t have a physical office anywhere and all our staff and contractors work remotely, including this consultancy.

About You

You thrive in working on diverse projects (in our case they’re focused on transparency and accountability, to human rights, to environmental justice). You are flexible, curious, and interested in tech, data or social justice. You have strong writing skills, and at least some communications experience. This could take the form of supporting an organisation with their social media outreach, research or academic work, working with student (or other similar) newspapers, ghostwriting or blog publishing, developing visual collateral for companies, and more.

Specifically, you:

  • Understand complex concepts and are able to make them simple/accessible
  • Are detail-oriented and able to prioritise which details need the most attention
  • Are capable of self-motivating, creating first drafts with information at-hand and iterating multiple times to hit the right tone
  • Are a quick, eager learner who isn’t afraid to tackle something new
  • Are excited to bring creative problem solving skills and experiment with different approaches
  • Have a keen eye for what voice/tone a piece of writing (from tweets to emails to reports) should have, with good interpersonal communication skills
  • Are able to work at least half of your weekly hours overlapping with 11am-3pm EST
  • Have experience in human rights, technology, international development or related fields (this isn’t a must)

About the Role

The Communications Assistant takes direction from The Engine Room’s Communications Manager to execute tasks that support our communications efforts, ensuring they are are effective, responsible and timely. Overall, this means supporting our ongoing communications (e.g. Twitter, newsletters and website) and providing ad hoc project support (e.g. in the form of editing and designing). 

Activities:

  • Guided by existing processes, identify content that is useful to our Twitter followers and draft tweets that keep our presence up-to-date and relevant
  • Post completed blog posts on our website (over time, this could expand to include editing responsibilities as well)
  • Draft external and internal newsletters on a monthly basis
  • Execute outreach activities around launches of research, projects and recruitment announcements
  • Implement basic updates on our website (e.g. changes that would require proficiency in WordPress or basic HTML/CSS)
  • Produce presentation and workshop materials from reports or other long/complex content
  • Review and collect visitor analytics on our website(s) and present weekly reports to Communications Manager

Skills this role requires:

  • Excellent English language writing skills (by this we mean you can make complex concepts accessible, keep your reader engaged and interested, modulate the voice you’re using as needed and have opinions about commas)
  • Experience developing social media content (especially on Twitter)
  • At least basic understanding of WordPress, HTML, CSS (you should be comfortable posting and editing blog posts and basic website content)
  • Copy editing skills
  • Knowledge of Mailchimp or similar platform
  • Communication design skills (you should be able to create nice-looking layouts for reports, graphics for Twitter and/or effective and eye-pleasing presentations)

Other skills that would be nice but aren’t required:

  • Additional design skills (graphic design, illustration, web design, etc)
  • Proficiency using Adobe suite products, or similar
  • Experience effectively and responsibly using website analytics to track impact
  • Additional language proficiencies (especially Spanish)

Contract:

  • Part-time Communications Assistant
  • Independent contractor contract, 1 year with possibility of renewal
  • Approximately 40-60% (16-24 hours per week)
  • Compensation approximately 175 – 200 USD per day depending on skills and experience
  • Immediate start date
  • Fast, reliable internet is essential

Application

Please include a one-page cover letter that covers:

  1. What is most appealing to you about this role, please be specific
  2. What motivates you
  3. What work experience of yours is most relevant to this role.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.